Memory, History, and Archives : 23rd SEAPAVAA Conference

25 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019
Noumea, New Caledonia


Message From The President

The social and political construction of memory has been constantly shaped by society and the rapid development of technology. History, in the conventional sense, is a record of past events. Though memory and history are not identical, both often exist in a tense yet dynamic relationship with each another. Audio-visual archives, and to a greater extent the field of archiving, are challenged to navigate this tension  and dynamism through its principles, advocacies, and practices in order to position themselves as a bridge between memory and history.

In 2019, the 23rd SEAPAVAA Conference and General Assembly will be happening from the 25th to the 30th of June in Noumea, New Caledonia. This SEAPAVAA Conference will  explore the theme of “Memory, History, and Archives”. As with past conferences, we  hope that the event will provide the platform for  like-minded individuals and institutions to engage with one another, share knowledge and exchange ideas, and  address challenges and issues within the field of audio-visual archives in particular as well as the larger  field of archives.

On behalf of SEAPAVAA, may I  invite you to participate in our 23rd Conference. We look forward to welcoming you to the splendid islands of New Caledonia in June 2019.

Irene Lim, SEAPAVAA President (2017-2020)